Trans Day of Remembrance is marked annually on 20 November. The day commemorates and memorialises trans and gender diverse individuals who have lost their lives to transphobic violence in the last year. It also offers an opportunity to focus attention on the persistent struggles, discrimination and stigma faced by trans and gender diverse people in their everyday lives and the role that each of us can play in advocating for global trans equality.

In honour of Trans Day of Remembrance 2019, BCLP is very proud to announce that we have become signatories to the ‘Trans in the City Charter’. We join over 60 of the world’s largest companies and organisations, actively working as one to make the world a better place for trans and gender diverse individuals. Under the charter, we have pledged to the following:

T - True Self - We will ensure that all our employees can be their true selves in our workplaces.

R - Responsibility - We will take responsibility for ensuring our organisation is fully committed to advocating for equality.

A - Acceptance - We accept that we are all different and we embrace everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, social or ethnic background and/or religious beliefs.

N - No Barriers - Our employees' ability to thrive in our organisation will be based on their talent, with no prejudice or discrimination.

S -  Safe Spaces - We will create an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Daisy Reeves, Global LGBTQ* Co-Chair said:

‘BCLP is proud to be a signatory to the Trans in the City Charter as part of our wider efforts to create a fully trans inclusive workplace. The firm is committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where our trans colleagues (including those who identify outside of the gender binary) feel valued, motivated and able to be themselves.’ This includes ensuring that we are creating a safe, sensitive and supportive working environment and embracing their unique contribution to our firm'

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